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Old Jun 3, 19, 10:56 am
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RB211
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SFO / LHR
Programs: BAEC Gold (without bar) AA Gold LT
Posts: 1,802
UUA to First incurs extra "Tax"

As ba.com won't do anything for me other than a pretty standard booking, I booked SFO-LHR-SFO in CW and then called to upgrade (UUA) both ways to First (I did try all this using both methods on ba.com and it failed on both; no surprise there!) I was quoted US$400 to do the upgrades as a "tax" on this route to upgrade to First.

1) I do not believe this is a tax, but rather a BA created surcharge?
2) When did this start?
3) Which routes is this on?
4) Is this just on CW - F upgrades, or are they doing this on other class UUAs too?
5) Any other info gratefully appreciated.
6) If this has been covered elsewhere (and it probably has) please direct me / merge as appropriate!

FYI, paid the "tax" and took the upgrades. I might have been scared into this by the "horror stories" of the new CW service, but I would have done it anyway!

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